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Pēteris Vasks

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Pēteris Vasks

Pēteris Vasks has been played on NTS shows including Tafelmusik w/ Francesco Fusaro, with The Fruit Of Silence first played on 20 June 2017.

Pēteris Vasks (born April 16, 1946) is a Latvian composer.

Vasks was born in Aizpute, Latvia, to a family of a Baptist pastor. He trained as a double-bass player, and played in several Latvian orchestras before entering the State Conservatory in Vilnius in the neighboring Lithuania to study composition, as he was prevented from doing this in Latvia due to Soviet repressive policy toward Baptists. He started to become known outside Latvia in the 1990s.

Initially, Vasks' style owed much to the aleatoric…

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The Fruit Of Silence
Pēteris Vasks, Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga, Sigvards Kļava
Ondine2017
The Fruit Of Silence
Pēteris Vasks, Latvian Radio Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga, Sigvards KļavaOndine2017
Discogs
Concertino Bianco
Górecki, Pärt, Pelēcis, Vasks, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
ABC Classics2017
Concertino Bianco
Górecki, Pärt, Pelēcis, Vasks, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Tasmanian Symphony OrchestraABC Classics2017
Discogs